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Movie mission for Black Panther fans

An initiative is aiming to send dozens of children to see smash hit superhero movie Black Panther.

Dion Correia, the founder of pop culture organisation BermyCon, and Hamilton's Rosa's Cantina have teamed up for the movie mission.

Mr Correia said: “It's an important movie, especially for the black community, and it would be great for kids to see something positive and hopefully inspire them to realise what's out there for them.”

The organisers hope to raise enough cash to send 162 disadvantaged youngsters to see the Marvel Comics-based, box-office record breaker at Speciality Cinema on Saturday morning.

Mr Correia, who also co-owns the DNA arts and crafts store on Front Street, said BermyCon and Rosa's were brought together by Nina Webb, a friend of both organisations.

He added that taking part in the initiative was a “no-brainer”.

He said the fundraiser was also a good way to build brand recognition for BermyCon, which will hold its first celebration of comic book culture, gaming, pop culture and cosplay in March 2019.

A $12 donation will buy a ticket for one child, as well as popcorn and a drink.

Donations can be made at Rosa's on Front Street.

Smash hit: Letitia Wright plays Shuri in a scene from Marvel Comics-based film Black Panther (Photograph by Matt Kennedy/Disney/Marvel Studios/AP)

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Published February 28, 2018 at 8:00 am (Updated February 28, 2018 at 7:30 am)

Movie mission for Black Panther fans

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